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to acknowledge the drone program. >> a stunning admission by former obama spokesman robert gibbs that he was not to tell the american people about drone attacks on suspected terrorists. that's not sitting well with jon stewart. >> did it bother you, mr. gibbs? did it bother you? >> we'll get to the bottom of this very intense story. >> i think that the administration is trying to play games with the american people, scare the american people. this is not leadership. >> reports are because of the budget mess, some illegal aliens are being let out of detention. some border patrol will be furloughed, and airline security may be compromised. do you believe all of that? we'll have the inside story. >> and a big new mini series on the bible begins on sunday. we'll talk with producers roma downey and mark burnett. >> bill: also tonight from california, dennis miller on the oscars. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone from los angeles. the factor begins right now. >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. does the president of the united states have an obligation to
obama proved, it's that demographic shifts are making it harder for the gop to win nationally. apparently in 2012, minority voters just didn't connect with the republican message of "stop thief!" [laughter] the man behind obama's minority outreacharound was jeremy bird, [laughter] who focused on face-to-face communication with core obama support groups, nonwhites unmarried women, and millennials. because we know how much millennials love two face-to-face communication. [laughter] well, now bird has set his sights on a new target. >> team obama's former national field director jeremy bird, one of the masterminds behind the president's reelection victory has decided his next job will be turning texas blue with a new grassroots organization battleground texas. >> you're not considered one of the battleground states. although that's gon' be changing soon. >> stephen: yeah, that's 'gon' be changing even faster than obama's accent! [laughter] [cheers and applause] nation, this means the democrats are messing with texas! a, i believe that's unconstitutional, and b, i believe it might
he regretted saying that obama moved the goalpost in sequest tration. it hate volleyball metaphors. here is woodward yakking. >> share with viewer what is is going on between you and the white house. >> it makes me uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters you are going to regret doing something you believe in. >> greg: was sperling giving a threat or friendly advice? be? regret comment translates to you look stupid if you write that, which is how the white house man caned the media on benghazi. remember benghazi? the film "argo" won best picture being about heroic rescue of americans. obama won re-election with the opposite. michelle gave out that oscar, the joke was on us. another joke, what do washington politics and diaper have in common? at the end of the day, both are full of crap. we have obama staffer insuspecting woodward on twitter. is this a government or sorority sleepover? is fluff fluf plouffe braiding s hair? what is a few trillion when kim kardashian is pregnant? the fact, is obama is thrilled for he inherited a populus smothered in disposal pop cultur
, oklahoma, cpac stands for conservative, and governor christie is now. why are you tougher on obama now than before the election? >> i've been fair to the president in my analysis. right now in my opinion, mr. obama is hurting the country and trying to destroy the republican party and not, not trying to solve problems. there's no way on earth that mr. obama should not cut 10% out of the bloated putting. the republican party is absolutely correct to stand firm against him. bankruptcy will devastate this country. through the president's first four years, i criticized him he when he deserved it and praised him when he did something positive. i don't personally not like the president, but sub versusive, and i try to present the facts, and if that tees people off. if the best thing you could say at your funeral is that you were a fair person. that's the tip of the day. check out the fox news factor website different from the factor.com. and we love the foreign mail, o'reilly@foxnews.com. and if you wish to opine, the word of the day, do not be effete. i was going to say this person was effete, an
of fear and despair. obama supporters and unions have moved a long way from the themes of hope and change, haven't they. today the head of the national air traffic controllers association predicted major hubs in chicago, houston would be forced to shut down resulting in fewer flights perhaps third fewer flights at major airports. the union warning of significant delays, possible safety hazards including limiting lending options during bad weather all because of the sequester. union president said "if they proceed, these indiscriminate cuts will ultimately result in fewer flights and increased delays, creating a ripple effect that will hurt airlines and pilots and flight attendants, private aviators, passengers and many businesses large and small that depend on a vibrant aviation sector to survive and thrive." that would be the result of a slow reduction in some $44 million in federal spending according to the president and the scare mongers amongst everything from the organized action to the unions the president's surrogates standing out across the country. all of this adds to the number
. >> with president obama and the aide on defense whether they exaggerated impact on education and other issues -- >> i am not personally in contact with individual school districts. >> the president went before business leaders last night. >> we heard from a number of experts and economists that this is not a cliff. but it's a tumble downward. >> appeared to ratchet down expectations of disaster. >> it's conceivable in the first week, two weeks, first three weeks, the first month a lot of people may not notice the full impact of the sequester. >> this will be a rolling impact, effect that will build and build and build. >> that building continued with attorney general eric holder telling abc news sequester will disrupt law enforcement mission and endanger u.s. security. as the government accountability office revealed scathing report from fiscal year 2007 through 20121, the justice department wasted $11 $11.4 million flying department executives around the country on non-mission using the gulf stream jets. they had other dire warnings from the cabinet. >> i don't think we can maintain the same
as our economy continues to struggle. gdp in the first quarter, .1%. president obama warning that the automatic spending cuts would hurt the recovery in the economy. why is the dow surging? stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. why, stuart? >> that is very, very simple, bill. because ben bernanke said twice this week he will keep on printing money. by the billions. by the tens of billions. that means some of that money will find its way to wall street. so the stock market rallied. the dow is up 300 points in the last two days. it is just 89 points away from its all-time record high. there is one more point to be made here, bill. do we got that report of really miserable growth in the last part of last year. that will encourage ben to print some more money. if the economy is so weak, well, print even more. that is the thinking. that is why the market is up so far. could hit a record today. bill: about 100 points away, right? >> 89 points away from the all-time high, yeah. bill: closing in on an all-time high. we'll get the song if we get there, on
with the president and his team and president obama said specifically in a debate with mitt romney that the republicans came up with this. woodward came out and said, that's absolutely false. when i was researching my book, my book months ago, all access pass to the white house, it was confirmed by many sources that this is the white house's brainchild. and now, jay carney, white house spokesman admitted that-- despite at that reporting the administration continues the charge against woodward. and issued dire warnings that the toll that all of this sequestration as its known will take on our economy and blaming the republicans every step of the way. they voted for it, too, by the way. yesterday, bob woodward again called the president's decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier due to the so-called cuts, a kind of madness. this is woodward criticizing the white house again. hours later, more fuel on the fire when mr. woodward accused of white house of threatening him for challenging the president's version of events. here he is on cnn. >> well, they're not happy at all and some pe
. how does barack obama escape this frightening ax coming down sharp and brutally on his presidency? how does he avoid personal harm when the country rises up in anger, when the army and naval bases stop writing checks? when people stop shopping because they don't have salaries? when the airports seize up because the air-traffic controllers are cut? when the bitching and yelping reaches up to the white house gates themselves? what will he do when the government shuts down because congress won't authorize another nickel of spending? i have my suspicions. not everyone fears this. to the tea party this is a party. giant slashes in government spending like it already is going on now. to the republican regulars like speaker john boehner, this could work it will make the right winger skirlys in my party happy. feeding time at the zoo. and the democrats and president obama, how about this? would you rather have them take some hits at the pentagon and federal programs you can blame the republicans for or would you rather go out and sign onto a cut in medicare that hurts every one of your people,
. for the first time obama administration plans to offer nonlethal assistance in syria. the reports say that the aid package could include body armor, communication equipment, night vision gear and vehicles. the white house however is stopping short of providing weapons. senator marco rubio of florida, has a slightly different take on how the u.s. should help. >> there are plenty of weapons in syria. they're coming from other countries. . what the opposition really needs is access to ammunition. one thing that we can consider, is if we can identify responsible groups, and i think that's a step to prepare to advocate for. >> andrea mitchell will join us with more on "morning joe." >>> president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow, the same day that the $85 billion sequester cuts are expected to start. still at odds on whether or not tax revenue will be part of any deal. members of both parties huddled with the president, which was a described as a brief conversation yesterday on capitol hill, nothing seems to have gotten done there. today in the senate, something else
making news at this hour. obama administration aid threaten the country's most respected journalist. famed watergate reporter bob woodward challenged president obama on the looming sequester saying he's trying to rewrite history about whose idea it was and trying to move the goal post for tax hikes. here's what woodward said an aid e-mailed him. >> says, you know i think you will regret staking out that coin. >> they deny woodward was threatened. we will have more at the bottom of the hour. >> he was sworn in after the confirmation night. in his first speech he said the u.s. should not lead by example. >> i have always believed that america's role in the world is one that we have had variations of this through out history. it has been one that should engage the world. we p can't dictate to the world but we must engage to the world. >> all but four republicans voted gents hagel worried about how they would deal with israel and iran. a tv news aping core woman about a missing person's square family members contacted police early on wednesday. they may be increasingly concerned about t
. unless a deal is made friday, president obama will have to order the $85 billion in across the board cuts in federal spending. meanwhile, the senate rejected both republican and democratic bills that would chart a path out of the mess. but that's to be expected in the world's greatest filibustering body. over in the house let's just say both sides don't see eye to eye on the origin and effects of the sequester. >> it holds hostage the future, the growth of our country for an ideological anti--government attitude. >> there are many people in washington though, who believe that the government--who don't believe the government has a spending problem. you have the minority leader and the minority whip who don't believe we have a spending problem. the president told me directly back in december we don't have a spending problem. >> michael: speaker boehner, we have more than a spending problem in this country. we have a republican problem. freshman democratic congresswoman tammy duckworth could have a spending problem herself if both sides don't reach a deal. she's matching the sequestration cu
't function. kids won't eat, they won't be able to go to school. what is obama thinking he's accomplishing with all this gloom and doom. >> he knows he'll lose the sequester fight because congress does better than nothing any other institution on earth. the sequester takes effect. the reason he's making a big fight or sequester he knows his $300 billion of tax increases are going to mess up the economy. he knows that your optimistic projections are not going to happen because of his tax policies. so what he's doing is inventing this boogieman, 85 billion of sequester. it won't be 300 billion of taxes or 200 on payroll or 70 on rich or capital gains. 85 million of cuts. >> spending terms 45, less than that. so small, it's so small it is one quarter of 1% of gdp. so you're saying he's going to blame a double dip recession on this? >> we're all to discussion on who wins the blame game the president corning. that's not the issue. the question is what your blaming? i believe obama's concern is not to blame the cuts, not to blame anything but to blame the bad economic news that his tax increase
exchange with a senior obama administration official who didn't like what he was reporting. today we learned that that official is gene sperling and we're getting some new insight into that exchange as white house officials are going out of their way to say it's all part of a big misunderstanding. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been doing some digging, reporting on what's going on. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: book woodward and gene sperling had a phone call first and then an e-mail exchange. bob woodward said he felt it was threatening and the white house is saying that is ridiculous and a seener adviser, david pluf, is sort of mocking bob wood ward sending out a tweet comparing him to an aging sports star. watching woodward the last few days is like watching mike schmidt facing live pitching again. perfection gained once is repeated. ouch. here's what the drama is all about. an intimidating threat or a friendly exchange between a reporter and a white house official? >> they are not happy at all. >> reporter: at issue, a spat ove
, why isn't more being done to stop it? >> kimberly: example number two. the obama administration. >> it will have a negative impact on the safety of americans across the great country. >> 5,000 border patrol agents. less overtime and ability to hire port officer, the same at the tsa. longer lines there. >> 70,000 children would lose access to head start slots. 14,000 teaches who teach those children would lose those jo jobs. >> kimberly: erroneous. you have a different take on. this they have us think it's doom and gloom and no more bay corp. in the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. >> eric: you will come get this here because we are the only ones who will tell you the truth. the sequest tration -- remember how we got here. the debt ceiling debate turned in the simpson-bowles commission which turned in the super committee, the grand bargain. they all failed. the pounding was going to be sequestration. what was the big penalty? it's not so big after all. take the chart please, show you what it is. spending is still going to increase. here is spending. the green area is spendin
as well. he asked a lot of questions of the obama administration's lawyer here saying which state does a better job of registering and getting a turnout of african-american voters compared to whites? he said the answer is mississippi. which does the worst? the answer is massachusetts. the point being he says the areas covered by the law may not be where the problem is. that's what the whole argument came down to today, i think, chris. is the voting rights act passed and reenacted in 2006 still a fit? does it still cover where the problems are? now, the four liberals on the right said yes. it may not be a perfect fit, but it's close enough. they said the areas covered by the law represent about a quarter of the population, but account for more than half of all the successful voter discriminations lawsuits. the five conservatives seemed to be quite skeptical. not only scalia and justice roberts but perhaps the critical vote justice kennedy. he said the times changed. he seemed to be skeptical that the law has not kept up with that change. now, it's hard to predict, chris, but it does app
with attorney general for obama and bush racked up nearly 700 flighn fbi-sponsored luxury sets -- jets. supposedly needed for counter-terrorism. while no one thinks the ag and fbi director should be flying coach, none of these flights were for the intended purpose, and more than one-quarter were for personal reasons. meanwhile, everyone from the defense department to hhs to the mailman is saying these so-called drastic cuts septet take effect tomorrow will bring the economy crashing down around us. 85 billion other one year. and the last two months alone has 86 nap billion dollars. i don't see any of the sky falling. joining me now, president of citizens against government waste. what can we read of this waste? >> there are some of the entrenched constituencies in washington, it makes it extremely difficult to read of even the most obvious waste. as you recall, the first organization to identify pork-barrel projects within became known as earmarks' back in 1991. earmark moratorium finally took place in 2010. it takes years to rid of the most ridiculous and not be as waste. gerri: i jus
of the "washington times" this morning. sharing the stage, president obama and john boehner is today. joining us on the phone is ed o'keefe who is a reporter for the "washington post" -- bring us up-to-date on the sequester. guest: we are waiting to see what happens on friday where leaders will get together to sort out a way to move forward and the blunt the impact of the cuts or stave them off entirely. it will be a date -- date not entirely focused on this. all of them are going to fail. the democratic plan would direct payments to farmers, part of the farm bill in the house. taxes would go up on americans making $5 million a more -- or more a year. more flexibility to the obama flip -- administration. several senators disagree with this. that means there is exposed fissures among republicans in the senate who could not agree on a replacement plan to vote on. this issue continues to be, gay. host: -- the speaker has been saying for weeks of the senate has to act first. the house will focus on other issues. host: i want to ask you about bob woodward. here is the politico story. woodward at war.
the justices to overturn prop 8. president obama reiterated his support for days by and lesbians to have the same protections under the law last month. and they hoped the president's brief would help overturn prop 8 and make it unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage in the future. the government did file a brief last week saying section three of bow ma was unconstitutional. and today is the last day of work for pope benedict. the has pledged quote unconditional reverence and oh beadance. he gave an unexpected speech today, in which he encouraged the cardinals to work together harmoniously. the cardinals will meet monday. the pope leaves the palace for the last time as pope at 5:00 tonight at 8:00 pm he is officially retired. we'll be back after the break. you're going to want to stay with us. it's a pretty, little town, with an ugly reputation. >> you just google harrison, what will come up is the klan. i'm all for that. >> the kkk doesn't speak for us at all. it speaks against god. (vo) which side will win the soul of harrison? >> we're never gonna move. they think t
barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: now with the first african-american president re-elected and more minority in congress and state houses, shelby county, alabama, south of birmingham, says the law renewed in 2006 is so outdated, it's no longer constitutional. >> the america that elected barack obama is not the america of our parents. and our grandparents. >> reporter: the law requires states with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before changing how they conduct elections. all or part of eight southern states are covered. also arizona, alaska and parts of six others. it was used just last year to block strict voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. >> it deters and blocks voting discrimination in places in the country where that discrimination has been the most persistent and adaptive. >> reporter: today, the court's four liberals strongly defended it. justice kaygan said the formula for figuring which state needs to be covered seems to be working well since they account for 56% of all lawsuits. justice breyer said congress concluded don't cha
obama's desk. the house voted today to reauthorize the 1994 law that has set the standard for antiviolence programs, but that was after republicans first tried to pass a different version of the bill which democrats said did not do enough to protect gay couples, immigrants and native americans. the final legislation was passed without the support of a majority of republicans. >>> time is running out in washington d.c. for the sequestered deadline. federal agencies will begin cutting their budgets across the board tomorrow if congress fails to reach a budget agreement. senate democrats say they have a plan to prevent this and say it will eliminate tax loopholes and raise taxes on at least some millionaires. however, republicans are rejecting that plan. >> we expected that bill will get majority support in the senate. the only reason why it might not pass the senate is because a minority of republicans would filibuster that bill. >> it's time they got off the campaign trail and started working with us for a change. >> unless congress acts by tomorrow's deadline $85 billion i
with anyone. or so he thinks. ♪ >> rise up, o god, and save us from ourselves. >> senator obama or president obama and senate democrats are demanding more tax hikes. >> this is going to be a big hit on the economy. >> didn't john boehner say he wasn't going to do that anymore. >> revenue issue is now closed. gee said he wasn't going to sit down and negotiate. >> it was said very clearly you will regret doing this. >> our lives are in danger. >> it looks to me like woodward hyped that claim. >> it's not even noon on thursday and the house is going home. >> i think it was winston churchill who said americans always do the right thing after they've exhausted every other possibility and we're getting to the point where we've now exhausted every other possibility. >> what a country. ♪ add it up, add it up ♪ you got to add it up >> it is another busy thursday with developing stories here at home and around the world. the papacy is now formally vacant and we'll bring you the latest on pope benedict's dramatic farewell and the election of his successor. also close to vatican city, john kerry mee
at 11:00 this morning as we mentioned leaders of congress and president obama will be on hand. thanks so much for talking to us today. >> guest: thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen please welcome our honored guests, members of the united states house of representatives, members of the united states senate, the speaker of the united states house of representatives and the president of the united states. [applause] [applause] ladies and gentlemen the speaker of the united states house of representatives, the honorable john boehner. >> hello everybody. thank you. good morning and welcome to the united states capital. this is a red letter day for the american people and i'm glad that you are all here and are taking part in the celebration. since the error of reconstruction, this chamber which once was the hall of the house of representatives, has become home to statues sent by the states. today we gather to dedicate a national statute of the late rose -- parks to the cause of freedom. it's the first statue of an african-american woman to be placed in this capitol. [a
tooth pain later. two minutes, twice a day. they have the time. neil: now barack obama risks losing his base, not only environmentalists but those who are fearful about what he sees coming dn the pipeline. when it comes to this president. >> it's very good to have you. thank you for coming. so you talked about this at the outset. what happened? >> first of all, thank you for having me on your show. things started going downhill in february when he was in on. the first week in february. he issues his first executive order, which was the pro-project labor agreement. it indicated union only for construction projects over a million dollars on all federal products. >> so that was the first sign to you of what? >> 98% of own construction companies are not human. and they hire black laborers. therefore, if it's a union only, no blacks need to apply. i said that i would go blistered if they did it, and we have been fighting ever since. neil: when you told us to raise this with him, what did he say? >> i did not tell him directly. i talked about it with his chief of staff. i guess they just gave
the vatican in a special report later this morning. >>> president obama meets with congressional leaders tomorrow, the same day those massive automatic budget cuts take effect. the fiscal stalemate in washington remains unresolved and it's so bad that not one of the 12 annual spending bills that began in october has passed congress. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. and more votes take place today on both democratic and republican proposals with little hope of those passing. also this meeting happening tomorrow between the president and congressional leaders seems to be comingkomcoming on the same day that the budget cuts are set to take place. that's kind of illustrating a growing acceptance that there's no stopping these cuts now. president obama has softened his language about the impact of the across-the-board budget cuts which kick in tomorrow. >> this is not a cliff, but it is a tumble downward. >> still he warned a group of business leaders in washington, d.c., wednesday night that the cuts will hu
, is massive budget cuts set to begin in less than 24 hour ps. after weeks of warnings, president obama softened his tone about the cuts. instead of a fiscal cliff, the president said it was more like a tumble downward. and he invited congressional leaders to the white house for talks. here's karen travers. >> reporter: the topic was probably unavoidable. today, president obama had a brief meeting, no more than ten minutes, with congressional leaders, about how to avoid the massive spending cuts. they'll sit down on friday at the white house. progress? not so much. the meeting is scheduled right at the deadline for the $85 billion in cuts. unlike, say, the fiscal cliff, or a potential government shutdown, there's little urgency in washington right now. but there is a lot of finger-pointing. >> the sequester was the president's idea. the sequester did not envision any additional tax increases. >> house republicans have declared that the entire strategy is to sit on the sidelines, stop working with us to pass something. >> reporter: the cuts will mean furloughs for civilian defense depart
building steps and put it on the table. >> kerry said u.s. president barack obama made clear his determination to implement his policy that iran will not have a nuclear weapon. >>> pope benedict xvi says he will have unconditional reverence and obedience for his successor. he is just hours away from officially retiring as the head of the catholic church after spending nearly eight years in the post. the pope greeted cardinals on his final day. he told them their advice had been important and he said he was happy to have spent time with them. vatican officials say the cardinals will meet in early march to set the date for a conclave to elect a new pope. benedict xvi is resigning because of old age and poor health. no pope has done that since 1415. he is scheduled to fly by helicopter to the papal retreat in a suburb of rome. his resignation goes into effect at 8:00 p.m. local time. >>> weather authorities are urging residents of beijing and surrounding areas to avoid any outdoor activities. people have been struggling with polluted air for months now. cars and factories have spewe
reporter, bob woodward, the watergate guy, the man who says that sequester is obama's idea, he gets an e-mail from the white house telling him he could quote, regret staking out that claim. regret. about obama and the sequester that is. sound like a threat to me. who sent that message? jean sperling, senior economic advisor to the president. could be a sign that the tide is turning. could the obama administration's honeymoon with the mainstream media be over? you'll get my take on that at 10:25. right, no growth in the last three months of last year, when everyone was shopping for christmas and the holidays. but we're still 89 points away from the all time high. perhaps traders new all along that the president's threat of economic armageddon was false. the opening bell is next. dad, i'd put that down. ah. 4g, huh? verizon 4g lte. 700 megahertz spectrum, end-to-end, pure lte build. the most consistent speeds indoors or out. and, obviously, astonishing throughput. obviously... you know how fast our home wifi is? yeah. this is basically just asast. oh. and verizon's got more fast lte covera
would there be for the obama administration to not shared these memos and what are the consequences for not sharing these memos? if anybody can answer that, i would like to hear. >> i would take a stab at defending the administration on this after having spent four years as a white house lawyer. this was the privately cliff was given to the president of the united states. just as this committee is able to -- this was privately given to the president of the united states. just as this committee is about to rely on the information given to you by mr. raymer. >> this is the committee that has oversight means -- responsibility. >> to the extent they have not made clear what their legal analysis is, absolutely they owe you a full explanation. >> what you can do and what you should do are sometimes different. it strikes me in this case that this is one of those cases. if you take a look that the authorization for use of military force, which all of us voted for the with as those of us who were here -- which all of us all take for, those of us who are here -- are we to believe that everybo
raise the limit only accompanied by equal spending cuts. after agreeing to the cuts, the obama white house can't agree on how to reduce the deficit to raise the debt limit by that much. that's why they came up with the sequester idea. at the root was a fundamental miscalculation. the miscalculation that both sides at the time believe was that there was a majority of republican who is were not going to let the defense cuts hit because that was the one piece of spending that they were for and politically could sell and defend. that turned out to be incorrect. after the election when negotiations over the debt ceiling were happening, the president won and lost the incentive on republican terms. the white house made an incorrect assumption that republicans would save and negotiated a limited deal with the expiring tax cuts. lending the sequester and increasing the debt ceiling later. again, it was a miscalculation. the escape act that saved the day during the fiscal cliff fight is not there right now. here's why. one of the congressional bodies that democrats control, republicans cannot
obama to reallocate those cuts. here's the senate majority and minority leaders today. >> the republican plan what we thought was coming and it did would be like you're told you have to have three fingers cut off and their proposal to send it to the president and have him decide which finger's going to go first. republicans call the plan flexibility. let's call it what it is. it's a pubt. >> later this afternoon, less than 24 hours before the president's sequester proposal takes effect, we will vote on a senate democratic plan that does more to perpetuate the culture of -- than spending that washington democrats claim to be concerned about. >> meanwhile, president obama's scheduled to meet with leaders tomorrow and no resolution is expected from that. joining me now, democratic senator barbara boxer of california. senator boxer, good to see you. >> same here. >> republicans are expected to block the democratic plan to avert the sequest we are the filibuster we're told and while the republican plan may get a few democratic votes, that's also expected to fail. absolutely any chance at this
to sale. president barack obama has set up a congressional meeting with leaders tomorrow. many that rely on federal funding are bracing and they include a 5.4 statewide cut to provide meals for seniors on fixed incomes. and 8,200 children across california will be kicked out of the head start program which provides subsidized preschool forehead start kids. those are the two biggest challenging facing the city of oakland. the idea is to make more room for bicyclists and to cut down on collisions. the plan will drive away and kill businesses but a test run is scheduled for later this year. >> very interesting. 4:35 is the time. sal? >>> it looks pretty good pam. the traffic is doing well and we have had a couple of overnight accidents but fortunately they cleared and the traffic is still very light. let's take a look at 880 westbound, as you drive out to the mcarthur maze, no major problems. this is a look at the westbound bay bridge and you can see some of that roadwork is being picked up and there is really not a big delay even though some of those lights are flashing. northbound 280 get
gitmo closed, including president obama, despite all logic, it remains open for business. it's the radio shack of the war on terror. [laughter] if you follow the news closely, you are probably unaware that gitmo is currently hosting the trial of 9-11 mastermind khalid sheik mohammed. for godsake, khalid, you're appearing in court-- comb your shoulders! [laughter] now one reason you may not have heard about it is that not the easiest trial to cover. first, because it's not really a trial. it's a one-of-a-kind military tribunal designed by president bush, implemented by president obama, and inspired by president kafka. [laughter] see, reporters are not allowed in the courtroom. they have to watch the trial from behind soundproofed glass and hear the proceedings on a 40-second delay. and to protect national security, the judge or a security officer in the courtroom can hit a mute button which shuts off the audio to the reporters and indicates this by making a red light on the judge's bench spin. the red light also indicates that all dress shirts and men's slacks are 20% off. but on january
what it is doing, which appear to be improper was actually lawful and the obama administration never expected to be the same position of allies around the world accusing it of illegal activity frankly needs to go to the same effort now and the rules would be to say it's not to stare at the treaty. this is too difficult to negotiate a treaty, but to agree on legal principles such as a country can use lethal force against a terrorist in another country whose threat and attack if that country is unwilling or unable to prevent that thread. in most cases around the world, the countries are able to prevent that thread. they can arrest the person. but in four or five countries, yemen, somalia, pakistan want to get countries around the world to acknowledge the united states right under international law to use force to kill someone in another country who is posing a threat when it can't be addressed in another way. we can get there, but they're just not going to agree to our position unless we go through aggressive international legal diplomacy. it's a great kind of questions. >> and they ar
in and even though we don't look at it that way, you do look at it that way and i think if barack obama knew that was part of the communications strategy, let's hope it's not a strategy -- that it's a tactic that someone has employed saying, look, we don't go around trying to say to reporters if you in an honest way present something we don't like, that, you know, you're going to regret this. >> how do you think -- >> it's mickey mouse. >> it is mickey mouse. it is especially doing it to bob woodward. i think this also -- if you don't mind me saying so -- i think mark, it shows that if you want access you'll regret this. we've never had that. great relationships with everybody inside the white house. i don't know if anybody knows but i criticize them quite regularly. >> i did not know that. >> any way, this is fascinating that somebody would threaten bob woodward inside the white house. >> bob makes a good point. he can handle this and laugh it off and analyze it. a lot of reporters even as bob said if you covered it for ten years, can be intimidated when a white house official says that. th
blaming president obama for the fight over the sequester budget cuts. woodward recently wrote an opinion piece in the "washington post" accusing president obama of moving the goalpost in the negotiations over spending cuts and he said that generated the e-mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters, you're gonna regret doing something that you believe in. >> the white house issued a statement saying no threat was intended in the e-mail according to the statement, the e-mail suggested that woodward would right get his statement about the -- woodward would regret his statement about the sequester because it's not accurate. the spending cuts are set to kick in tomorrow. the senate is scheduled to vote today on rival democrat and republican plans to replace the spending cuts. coming up at 7:15, why some critics say the senate vote today is not even designed to solve the budget problem. >>> 7:06. police need your help. they are trying to find an 11- year-old san leandro boy who never returned to his foster home. investigators say mile
. >> reporter: now the liberal justices and the obama administration are saying the court should defer to congress which they say is better situated to make judgments about discrimination and voting. but, scott, based on this argument today, it does appear a majority of the conservative justices are ready to tell congress it's going to have to make some changes in that law. if it wants to preserve it. >> pelley: a decision likely months away. jan, thank you very much. if you hope that democrats and republicans might find a way out from friday's budget crisis, have a look at this picture. that president and republican house speaker john boehner today at a public ceremony and, yes, it is just that bad. nothing is likely to head off the automatic across the board cuts. the cuts, which the washington bureaucracy calls sequester. they were devised to be so deep and so harmful that they would force a compromise, but that didn't happen. the congressional leadership will meet with mr. obama on friday on this. speaker boehner says he won't take action until senate democrats propose a solution a
obama said he will not agree to any deal on the sequester that does not include increased tax revenue along with cuts in spending. but if congress refuses to act it is faced with a shutdown. money to fund the federal government will run out on march 27th. that's less than a month away. the house says it will take up a resolution next week to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year but that only gets it through september 30th. lawmakers wills attach two additional provisions to that bill giving the pentagon more flexibility on how it implements those sequester cuts. more bill up next. stay with us. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: rosa parks has a new seat up-front on the bus. hey, good morning everybody. what do you say? here we go. thursday, february 28th. last day of the shortest month of the year. is this a -- no, that's right. 29th is when you have a leap year. it is a regular ole
barack obama over the goal post for spending cuts and that generated the e- mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters telling the white house you are going to regret... >> he suggested woodward would -- woodward would regret his statement because it was not accurate. >>> spending cuts are due to kick in tomorrow. they are set to vote on rival and republican bills to try to replace the spending cuts. coming up at 6:15, the likely resolve of the senate vote and how they voted on sequestration back when it was first proposed. >>> police are asking for the public help who tried to hit three people who were hit in west oakland. it happened on brook dale park. the three people who were hit are expected to survive. neighbors say the driver also hit a house. >> there were 3 girls laying on the grass. ambulance attendants were dealing with them and it was crazy. >> police believe the suspect was driving a stolen car and anybody with information is asked to contact oakland police. >>> new concerns this morning about the safety of stud
: republicans derided the bill. and minority leader mitch mcconnell charged president obama has manufactured a crisis. >> look: our country has a spending problem-- a pretty massive one; most of us in the chamber at least acknowledge that fact. but we can either address the problem in a smart way, or we can do it in the way he's proposed. >> reporter: another republican- - pat toomey of pennsylvania-- said the smart way is to rule out tax hikes and let the president decide the best way to implement spending cuts. >> it's not necessary if we pass this legislation because it would give the president the flexibility to cut the items, that would not be disruptive to our economy, not be disruptive in any meaningful way. >> reporter: the white house rejected that idea out of hand. spokesman jay carney called it "the worst of all worlds." >> this bill is an effort to shift the focus away from the need for the congress to work toward a bipartisan compromise that would avoid sequestration. >> reporter: in the end, neither side could get the 60 votes needed to bring up its bill. the stalemate guarante
. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles of natural gas pi
obama and agency head more flexibility to keep money going to top priority issues and taking money away from lesser programs, but top democrats didn't like the plan because they didn't like keeping all of the spending reductions. >> we're open to any reasonable approach. yes. but remember, we cannot solve the problems of this country with cuts, cuts, cuts. we've cut $2.6 trillion. we need to do more. but we're going to do it with -- in balanced approach. we cannot continue to hurt the middle class and the poor. >> so the republican plan failed first. then the democrats had their own plan. it would have included new tax revenue, which republicans didn't like. this plan really took a beating when the congressional budget office, nonpartisan last night, said it would actually contribute $7.2 billion to the deficit. bottom line, the senate republican leader says it just didn't work. >> not only would their legislation fail to fix the spending problem facing our country, it would actually add billions more to the deficit. in other words, it isn't a plan at all. it's a gimmick. top democrats
is for president obama to take the blame. if this isn't a perfect nice try, i gotchya, i don't know what is. the president knows it, too. >> lately, some people have been saying, well, maybe we'll just get the president some flexibility. he can make the cuts the way he wants and that way it won't be as damaging. you don't want to have to choose between let's say do i close funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid. >> it shouldn't be a choice between a disabled kid or a poor kid. how about a choice between oil companies or hedge fund managers. that's what the president wants to do. soften these harsh cuts by closing loopholes for the rich. so republicans, how about it? are you up for some balance? some fairness? >> why is the revenue discussion closed now? >> well, the president got his tax hikes. >> obama got his tax hikes? speaker boehner, what about the american people? 76% say they want to replace this cut, cut, cut mess with a mix of tax hikes and spend cuts. speaker boehner, i can't hear you? but can you hear me now? joining me now is joan walsh and ezera cline. thank you both for
and obama together in a room, only fed airline food for 5 -- a day. they will have a good plan. dagen: not even a day, four hours on that. katherine, final word. this week, the word from ben bernanke at least in the short run, the federal rereceiver -- preserves spending in place. isn't now a good time to cut? can the economy handle spending cuts austerity there, and then, also, the federal reserve removing that? i mean, can we handle it hand in hand or take higher interest rates to force something in dc? >> well, we have to recognize that the sequesteration cuts are narrow and do not provide a down payment on a path to fiscal stainability. the cuts are indiscriminate, and if anything, they undermind the capacity of the economy to grow in the long term underminding our capacity to work our way out of the dealt that we have, so, you know, this is the worst approach to coming to a sustainable path. it does nothing to deal with the medicare/medicaid situation, which, frankly, is the basic problem with the deficits and with our debt profile, so this does nothing to help us in the long ter
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